‘Osteoporosis: You and Your Bones,’ Feb. 1

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The importance of protecting and strengthening our bones as we age – and how to do it – will be discussed in “Osteoporosis: You and Your Bones,” a free presentation, open to the public, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. (Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage.)
 
The lecture is presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (www.arthritis.arizona.edu). Light refreshments provided.
 
Kristi CristelloCanyon Ranch Health Resort exercise physiologist Kristi Cristello, BS, MS, MEd, will offer suggestions to optimize bone health and will discuss the critical importance of weight-bearing exercise and being active throughout life. She also will discuss ways that even the most moderate levels of exercise can benefit bone health.
 
An active duty U.S. Marine for eight years, Kristi holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, a master’s of education in exercise science and a master’s of science in human nutrition. Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, Kristi owned a nutrition, personal training and pilates business in Fairfield, Conn. She has worked in health and wellness in Japan, Burma, Thailand and the Philippines. She has run 34 marathons, completed an Iron Man triathalon, hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, white-water rafted in Siberia and hiked around Mount Everest.
 
Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.
 
The lecture is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by The University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. The Spring 2012 lectures will be held the first Wednesday of each month through May 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Upcoming lectures include:
 
·       Wednesday, March 7, “It Only Hurts When I Move It – Treating Achy Bones and Joints,” Eric P. Gall, MD, MACP, MACR, founding and interim director, University of Arizona Arthritis Center.
 
·       Wednesday, April 4, “A Historical and Hysterical Perspective on 67 Years of Living with Arthritis,” Gail Kershner Riggs, MA, CHES, retired education and communication specialist, University of Arizona Arthritis Center.
 
·       Wednesday, May 2, “The Art in the Heart of Caregiving,” Jan Sturges, MEd, LPC, caregiving coordinator, University of Arizona Life and Work Connections, Elder Care and Life Cycle Resources.
 
The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease.